Recognized as a “Tree City USA” locality for more than 30 years, the City of Salisbury is dedicated to the health, vitality and well-being of our city trees. Now that we are able to move forward with the City Park Lake project, we have to think about the best uses of the park as a whole and the long-term effects of the landscaped areas around it.
One of Salisbury’s most treasured parks renowned for its blooming flowers, tree species and water feature is undergoing maintenance for a near two-month period beginning in early September. The Hurley Park maintenance project will focus on dredging the pond and maintaining the fountain on the east side of the park by Lake Drive.
The upcoming Hurley Park Butterfly Release on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m., is a great event at which to learn about Monarch butterflies and other butterfly species, their migration, and milkweed (their host plant). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find a good seat as the release happens quickly. Food trucks will be available for food purchase.
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department invites handlers and their beloved pooch to enjoy a refreshing swim at Fred M. Evans Pool on Saturday, September 7, 1 to 5:30 p.m. for the annual Doggie Dip Swim Party. This special day is for all well-mannered dogs and their handlers to enjoy the sun and water while meeting others who share the same interest.
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 2:
Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins will host area youth at a free baseball camp as part of the annual United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) “PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative. The program focuses on the fun nature of baseball, and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for children in all communities.
This summer, the City of Salisbury welcomed its seventh year of Summer Youth Employees. The Summer Youth Employment program provides a six-week employment opportunity, designed to give high school and college students the knowledge and skills they need to succeed post-graduation. Those selected as summer youth employees spend time in different city departments such as IT, Planning, Parks & Rec, Communications, Transit, and more.
If you’re excited about next year’s Cheerwine Festival, you’re not alone! On May 16, 2020 we will return to Downtown Salisbury for live music, good food, fun activities and, of course, Cheerwine! The 2019 Cheerwine Festival brought people from all over North Carolina and the East Coast to Downtown Salisbury!
The City of Salisbury will operate on a limited schedule for the Independence Day holiday, Thursday, July 4.
Salisbury City Council held a public hearing on and adopted the FY20 budget on Tuesday, June 18. The new fiscal year begins July 1.